Dr. Hamrah is an instructor and full-time faculty at the Harvard Department of Ophthalmology. In addition to his position as full-time staff of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery service at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, he is an instructor at the Immune Disease Institute of the Harvard Medical School and a member of the Harvard-Vision Clinical Scientist Development Program. He is a clinician-scientist with a particular interest in live imaging and its use to elucidate molecular and cellular mechanisms in corneal immunology, neuro-immunology, and inflammation. His research is focused on immune cell trafficking in immune and infectious diseases of the cornea, including viral and microbial keratitis, refractive surgery complications, corneal transplant tolerance and rejection, as well as neurotrophic keratopathy.
Dr. Hamrah performed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Louisville, where he was elected chief resident during his last year. He has completed a fellowship in ocular and transplantation immunology at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, as well as a two-year advanced clinical fellowship in cornea, external diseases and refractive surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Hamrah currently serves as the cornea section editor of the journal Eye, assistant editor of the journal Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, serves on the editorial boards of the Ocular Surface and Graefeís Archives of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, and is a peer reviewer for over 20 ophthalmology, immunology and transplantation journals. He is an instructor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was recently appointed chair of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Members-in-Training Committee.